Why Meghan Markle’s Dad Said His Daughter & Prince Harry Are ‘Lost Souls’

Megxit is one of the most divisive events in the modern history of the royal family. Some applaud Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for breaking tradition to follow their hearts. Others feel the couple is doing a great disservice to the crown. Here’s what Thomas Markle, Megan’s father, recently said about Megxit.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in London, England | Karwai Tang/WireImage

Thomas Markle opens up about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Markle has not gotten nearly as much press attention as his daughter. However, he still makes media appearances on occasion. He is the center of a British documentary called Thomas Markle: My Story, which Deadline reports will air on Channel 5 within the next few weeks. In the film, he discusses Harry and Meghan’s actions.

One might expect Markle to praise his daughter’s actions, as many others have. He could remain publicly neutral on the subject, given how sensitive it has become. Instead, Markle has chosen to criticize Megxit.

According to Yahoo! Lifestyle, Markle said “When they got married, they took on an obligation, and the obligation is to be part of the royals and to represent the royals. And it would be foolish for them not to. This is one of the greatest long-living institutions ever.”

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are making the monarchy ‘shabby’

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle waving | Steve Parsons – WPA Pool/Getty Images

Regarding the monarchy, Markle said his daughter and son-in-law “are destroying it, they are cheapening it, making it shabby. They’re turning it into a Walmart with a crown on it. They shouldn’t be doing this.”

Markle further explains his feelings. “It’s disappointing because she actually got every girl’s dream. Every young girl wanted to become a princess and she got that and now she’s tossing that away, for, it looks like she’s tossing that away for money.”

Markle finds his daughter and son-in-law’s actions “kind of embarrassing to me.” He added “I think both of them are turning into lost souls at this point. I don’t know what they’re looking for.” According to Fox News, Markle deems the couple greedy, saying “Apparently $3 million and a 26-room home isn’t enough for them.”

Does Thomas Markle have insight into his daughter’s actions?

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle view a performance by a Welsh choir | Ben Birchall – WPA Pool / Getty Images

Markle could have some special insight into the couple’s actions. He is Meghan’s father, after all. His comments contradict this notion. He said “I don’t think they know what they are looking for.”

Markle doesn’t see any connection between his daughters actions and the girl he knew when she was growing up. He comments “This is not the girl I raised.” Markle is nothing if not direct.

In regard to Megxit, he said  “It is something that is ridiculous, they shouldn’t be doing this,” reports MSN. How does Markle see his relationship with Meghan progressing from here? ET reports he said “I can’t see her reaching out to me, especially now in light of what I’m saying now. She probably won’t, or Harry for that matter.”

For some, Markle’s comments seem cruel and unnecessary. Others think he is giving his daughter some well-deserved tough love. If Harry and Meghan are turning the monarchy into a Walmart, it’s certainly the most publicized Walmart of all time.